Canadian Positive People Network (CPPN)
Réseau canadien des personnes séropositives (RCPS)

An independent network for and by people living with HIV and HIV co-infections in Canada
Un réseau indépendant pour et par les personnes séropositives et avec des co-infections au Canada

Our Leadership Team for 2016-2017

Christian Hui

Elected for a two-year term


Representative for Ethnocultural and Migrant Communities

Christian Hui has lived with HIV since 2013. In 2010, he was diagnosed with hepatitis C for which he received a successful round of treatment in 2011. As an activist and as a positive person, the CPPN realizes a collective and personal dream that Canadians have long wished for: an independent network for and by people living with HIV and HIV co-infections, through which positive Canadians are supported as principal drivers of the country’s response to HIV and HIV co-infections. As a peer, an advocate, and a continuous learner, Christian is committed to heling mobilize communities and strengthen relationships with stakeholders locally, provincially, nationally and internationally to create a stronger movement for all people living with HIV and HIV co-infections everywhere.

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Tracey Conway

Elected for a three-year term


Representative At-Large

Claudette Cardinal

Elected for a three-year term


Representative for British Columbia

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Robert Bardston

Elected for a two-year term

Representative for the Prairies

Despite an AIDS diagnosis in 1985, Rober, a cellist in his other life, has enjoyed a status of "undetectable" for several years.  His membership in the CPPN completes a long desire for participation in an advocacy organization for and by HIV stakeholders.  It is Robert's hope that the CPPN's activities will reduce stigmatization of HIV infectees and ensure fair and equal treatment through our governmental involvement. Send Robert an email

Jeff Potts

Appointed (to September 30, 2017)


Interim Managing Director

Jeff has been living with HIV since 1990. In his life and in his work with the CPPN, Jeff shares perspective with Helen Keller, “I long to accomplish great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.” Send Jeff an email